Yellow Pepper Tastes Better on Blue

Research at Delft University in The Netherlands shows that background colors affect the attractiveness of vegetables.

Five different vegetables were presented on four different background colors. The researchers found that their attractiveness varied with the backgrounds. But there's no rule of thumb: quite different backgrounds proved optimal for the various vegetables. The outcomes suggest that it will be difficult to find a background color on which a large number of vegetables can be presented in the best possible way.